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Ism Ism Ism at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

  • Rutgers University 15 Seminary Place West, 5 th Flr. New Brunswick, NJ (map)


Two filmmaker-scholars of Latin American cinema, Luciano Piazza and Jesse Lerner, will be visiting Rutgers to screen and discuss some of the short experimental films analyzed in their 2018 bilingual volume, Ism, ism, ism: Experimental Cinema in Latin America.

Piazza and Lerner will explain how Latin American filmmakers have mobilized the film medium in innovative ways to prompt audiences to consider pressing socio-political issues, especially the legacy of political violence in the region (from the “dirty wars” of the Southern Cone, to the Colombian Conflict, to the assassination of students in Mexico), and the role of visual and print media in shaping perspectives of and about Latin Americans. 

In advance of their visit, we will be showing additional short experimental films treated in their book, at 9:50 AM on Monday, November 26 in AB-4140.

Come and join us for one or both of these events!


Location : AB West, 4th Floor, Rooom 4140

Recycled Film/Film and Media Representation Critique /Political Violence

CINEPOLIS, THE FILM CAPITAL / CINEPOLIS, LA CAPITAL DEL CINE (dir. Ximena Cuevas; Mexico, 2003, 22 min, digital)

THE BIG WACK (dir. Ricardo Nicolayevsky; Mexico, 2002, 2.5 min, digital)

APOOHCALYPSE NOW (dir. Artemio; Mexico, 2002, 8 min.)

THE RUINS OF BAHÍA BLANCA / LAS RUINAS DE BAHÍA BLANCA (dir. Nicolas Testoni; Argentina, 2012, 5.5 min, digital)

SORROWS / TRISTEZAS (dir. Paz Encina: Paraguay, 2016, 7 min.) OR: POST-MILITARY CINEMA (dir. Bea Santiago Muñoz; Puerto Rico, 2014, 11 min.)

PINOCHET’S WOMEN / LAS MUJERES DE PINOCHET (dir. Eduardo Menz; Canada/Chile, 2004, 12 min, digital)

IMPRESSION OF WAR / IMPRESIÓN DE UNA GUERRA (dir. Camilo Restrepo, Colombia, 2015; 26 min.)

TOTAL RUN TIME: Approx. 85 min.

Sponsored by Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Cinema Studies Program

Earlier Event: November 22
Umbrales at CINEUROPA
Later Event: November 26
2nd screening of Umbrales at CINEUROPA